Video Album

One or more downloadable video(s) for online viewing

Video features Canton of Montagne du Roi

A two-minute video, produced by Elizeth Labega, chronicles armoured and rapier combat as well as a lady being fitted for garb by a merchant.

Searching for the Holy Grail at the Penn Museum

Any lecture which begins with a clip from Monty Python and the Holy Grail can't be bad. In a YouTube video, Dr. Richard Hodges, the Williams Director of the Penn Museum discusses "the legend of King Arthur, Camelot and the quest for the Holy Grail."

News views combat in AEthelmearc

Seneschal Brian Newman, Marcus Stendahl and Dorinda Courtine-White, of the Shire of Heronter in Western New York, introduce viewers of Time Warner Cable News 8 to the SCA in a three-part video magazine entitled VIP Chautauqua.

Nat Geo network debuts series on jousting

"Will full-contact professional jousting be the next extreme sport?" asks the National Geographic Channel in the promo for their new series Knights of Mayhem. The show will feature four professional jousters who compete in the full-contact sport. (photos and video)

Valizan changes bellydance stereotype in southern Ontario

Canadian bellydancer Rob Galbraith, known as Valizan in the SCA, considers himself a shy person, but those who watch his performance as a male bellydancer, complete with scimitar, would be surprised. Jeff Mahoney of the Toronto Star has the story.

Northshield Fall Crown 2011 video online

Roisin has posted a number of videos of the Northshield Fall Crown held October 8, 2011. The videos are available to view on YouTube.

Nat Geo to explore Staffordshire gold

On Monday November 7, 2011, the National Geographic Channel will present two, hour-long programs on the Staffordshire Hoard, the Viking treasure discovered in 2010 in England. The programs are scheduled for 8:00 and 9:00 p.m. (EST).

Archaeology meets folklore in documentary

Filmmakers Davide Marco Zori and Jesse Byock from the UCLA Archaeology Department explore "whether oral and written histories can help us understand the relics of the past" in The Saga of a Viking Age Longhouse in Iceland.

What prompted the Icelandic Sagas?

Dr. Emily Lethbridge of Cambridge University is seeking to understand the significance of the Icelandic Sagas, why they were created during the 13th and 14th centuries, and why they still resonate with the people of Iceland today.

English kings and queens remembered in song

Remembering the names of English Royals can be daunting, but the folks at Horrible Histories have made it a song - literally. View the video on YouTube.

Video of 1978 West Kingdom Crown online

Hirsch von Henford reports that the West Kingdom History site can now display videos. The first video posted online is from Hal Ravn, June Crown, 1978.

Introducing Clinton War

Spend seven minutes with some happy campers as Ronin of the Freehold introduces the eastern Kingdoms to the wonders of Clinton War, one of the largest SCA events in Canada. The video, on YouTube, is accompanied by music.

Shakespeare film sure to spark controversy

Anonymous, the new film by director Roland Emmerich which proposes that the plays of William Shakespeare were actually written by someone else, is causing controversy even before the film hits theater screens. James Shapiro offers his opinion in an op-ed for the New York Times.

One medieval life tells story of change in14th century England

14th century England was a dark time, and a time of change in Britain. In a hour-long, online documentary, historian Michael Wood investigates changes in medieval life by following the family of peasant Christina Cok.

Andreas and Kallista to reign in AEthelmearc

Elisabeth reports that Andreas Martin was the victor of the October 8, 2011 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. He was inspired by Kallista Morganova. (video)

West Kingdom Golden Stag Players creates YouTube channel

Hirsch von Henford, of the West Kingdom's Golden Stag Players, reports that a YouTube channel has been created to showcase the work of the group.

2011 Baron's Howe photos and video online

Eirik Anderson of the Kingdom of Ealdormere reports that he has posted an album of photos from the recent Baron's Howe event. In addition, Eirik has published several videos from the event. The photos and video are available on his website.

First phase of St. Peter's Colonade restoration revealed

Rome Reports has released a sort video on YouTube showcasing the newly renovated left Colonnade at St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.

Eirik Anderson's Video and photos from the Althing

Eirik Anderson reports that he has posted several videos and an album of photos from the Icelandic-Althing, which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ealdormere. The videos and photos are available on his website.

A sloooow day at the faire

The ultimate conveyance for when speed is not an option: Renaissance tortoise!

"Enjoy learning by doing" at Olde Sandwich Town Festival

Members of the Society for Creative Anachronism were on hand to teach and entertain at the recent Old Sandwich Town Festival near Windsor, Canada. Jay McKee explained SCA activities in a short video for the Windsor Star.

Fall 2011 Insulae Draconis Coronet Tournament video online

What can be more exciting than gallant knights fighting for a coronet in a medieval castle? To SCA members, not much. Duchess Nerissa reports that she has uploaded video of tourney action by victor Robert de Canterbury at the recent Insulae Draconis Coronet Tournament.

Throne of Blood meets Monty Python

Imagine if Monty Python's French castle were actually Japanese... Amusing mash-up of Kurosawa's Throne of Blood and Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Poland's weekend warriors

A popular entertainment at Malbork Castle in Poland is medieval armored combat. BBC Warsaw correspondent Adam Easton attends an event and talks to spectators. Malbork is Europe's largest medieval castle. (video)

Oertha bear pit tourney video online

His Royal Highness Rurik Varyag Velmudov of the Principality of Oertha reports that he has uploaded video from the Bear Pit Tournament of the Selviergard Baroness' Champion event. The video is available on YouTube.

Mongols share traditional dance

A short film from UNESCO highlights Mongolian music and culture by sharing the Biyelgee Mongolian traditional folk dance as performed by dancers from several different ethnic groups.

LARPers take on Hell in upcoming film

What happens when a gang of medieval LARPers summon a demon from hell? A comedy/horror film entitled Knights of Badassdom, that's what. View the trailer online. (PG-13)

Viking longship sails on "Wings of Hope"

Jack reports that he has uploaded two videos of the christening and launching of Calontir's cardboard longship as part of a fund raiser for the Wings of Hope charity.

Storytelling at Midrealm Crown Tourney

Master Llewellyn ap Teirnon, Minister of Arts and Sciences for the Middle Kingdom, reports that he has uploaded several videos of bardic activities from the recent Midrealm Crown Tournament to his YouTube channel.

Graham Ryder discusses the firearms of Henry VIII

In a short BBC video, Graham Ryder from the Royal Armouries in Leeds discusses Henry VIII's fascination with and promotion of firearms.